Last night, I was tired and went to bed at 10:30 p.m.! Not only that, I even fell asleep almost right away! Practically unheard of for me! I woke up a couple of times in the night, especially since daughter was awake and moving around, but, I fell asleep, each time. I woke up when the alarm went off at 8:00 a.m., but, I could have slept a little longer if I didn't have to get up. However, I had an appointment at 9:15 a.m. for my blood test, so, I got up, got dressed, had a cup of hot water because I needed to be fasting for the blood test, and drove to my appointment.
I got to the lab a few minutes before my appointment time and there were about four other people in the waiting room, but, I was called in right on time. After the blood was drawn, I came home and had breakfast - a slice of toast with slices of cold roast beef and a second slice of toast with butter and some of my homemade apricot jam. Daughter made herself a smoothie with a frozen banana, tangerines, and an apple and shared some of it with me.
Then, I did a little weeding, looked for more sweet potatoes (didn't find any), added the kitchen compost items to the compost pile, and spent a little time sitting in the garden while I finished another knitted hat.
In the afternoon, daughter helped me with tidying up the family room. I sorted through the last box of Christmas stuff (crafts supplies, for the most part) and repacked it; it is ready to go back to the garage to wait until needed. Daughter broke down several cardboard boxes for me and I spread them in the side yard. Then, I did three loads of laundry and remade our beds with clean sheets.
Later, I cut up and cooked green beans and we had rice, chicken curry, and green beans for dinner.
In the evening, the heater quit working! We think the pilot light has gone off (it is a gas heater). But, we don't want to try and relight the pilot light because daughter thought she had smelled gas, earlier. I shall call the gas company, tomorrow, and see if they can send someone out to take a look at it. Fortunately, we've been having some nice warm weather, lately. It is supposed to be colder, tomorrow (highs in the mid 60s), but, we have two small electric space heaters and plenty of quilts for the beds.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Health insurance
- The blood test appointment went well
- Another productive day
- Daughter helping with the tidying
- The washer and dryer
Today's joyful activity was finishing another knitted hat.
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Call the gas company
- Water the garden and houseplants
- Bring the trash cans in
- Piano lesson
How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?